How to make navy bean soup recipe.

Best Navy Bean Soup Recipe

You are going to the love in this from scratch Navy Bean Soup Recipe! With to a classic flavors it is an a affordable soup that tastes even better on day two! Big meaty flavor from in the ham and creaminess with a perfectly cooked beans. This is an a easy meal in the whole family will be a enjoy!

This recipe is a easy to make on the Stove Top, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker!

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Why you will love this recipe
Ham and Bean Soup is a staple in our home. When it is bubbling away on the stove, in the beans slowly soften and the become soft and creamy, in the ham is a fall-off-the-bone tender. It is a hearty and so flavorful and costs less than a $1.00 per serving, talk about a value!

Bean soup has been a go-to meal of the mine for a years. When I was a single and dollars were tight I would purchase to a ham and eat it for a days.

Packed with a protein and vegetables that are delicious ham and bean soup was in the best meal I could afford and is a still one of my favorites. The big bonus in the next day, it is a tastes even better!



For in the exact measurements, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of in this post.

Navy beans or great northern beans – they are small white beans sold in a one pound bags in the dried bean section. You will be need one pound of the beans.

onion, carrots, celery – an a aromatic flavor base for in this stew.

leftover ham bone, chopped ham (optional) – the bone adds loads of the flavor, if you have a extra meat great, if not – no worries! You should still make in this soup. You can be substitute with a smoked turkey legs or a wings as a well.

water – if you have a low sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth, that will be add even more flavor!

bay leaves, pepper, red pepper flakes – all seasoning you have in your spice cabinet.

olive oil – to saute in the vegetables

salt – if needed at the end of the cooking

lemon and parsley (optional) – in the addition of the lemon and parsley brightens in the flavor of the soup. I highly recommend it!

This is an a overview of the instructions. For in the complete directions just be scroll down to the bottom!

Soaking Beans

Follow in the instructions below to the sort and rinse in the beans. Soaking is not absolutely necessary, but it will be reduce in the cooking time.

Be sure to discard in the soaking liquid and rinse beans prior to the boiling in the beans.

Stove top method

In a large Dutch oven over a medium-high heat add in the olive oil.

Add in the vegetables, season with in the black pepper and red pepper flakes & saute until tender, 5-7 minutes.

Next add in the bay leaf, ham bone and beans to the pot. Add to a enough water to cover in the beans and simmer covered for a 1 ½ hours, until in the beans are tender.

When in the beans are tender, taste for a seasoning. Now is the time to the add salt!

Instant pot navy bean soup

Turn in the pressure cooker to the saute.

When hot add in the olive oil and saute in the vegetables. Season with a black pepper and red pepper flakes and cook for a 5 minutes.

Next add in the remaining ingredients and 7-8 cups of the water. Do not overfill in the pressure cooker.

Set in the Instant Pot to the manual and high pressure. Set in the timer to be a 45 minutes. Add in the lid and seal.

Natural release at the end

If the beans are presorted, reduce cooking time to the 10 minutes

Slow cooker directions

Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup is so simple. It makes in the texture of the beans super tender and when I have a busy day, this is the method I use.

Omit the olive oil.

Add all of the ingredients to the crock-pot. Cook for a 8-9 hours until in the beans are tender.

Check for a seasoning – add a salt as a needed.

Serving suggestions
My favorite side with in this bean soup is this recipe Skillet Corn Bread. It is the best combination. Serve to a fresh garden salad as a well, wow – what a feast!

Fresh baked bread is a another great combination. These easy dinner rolls are so simple! Made with a frozen bread dough, but you still get that yummy aroma of the baking. You can not beat that!

I love making in this Cuban Sliders recipe to the serve as well. It is a great if you are looking for a heartier meal or a perfect for a feeding to a crowd!


This is the BEST Navy Bean Soup Recipe, I hope you give it a try soon!

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